December 22, 2023 – The ninth edition of WineOS, the Osijek wine, delicacies and pleasant living fair is taking place on January 12 and 13, 2024 at the Osijek-Baranja County Business Centre. It will once again offer interesting additional content.
Professional workshops have been attractive to true connoisseurs and wine lovers in previous years, and in 2024 WineOS will offer a top-notch program. Damir Zrno, a sommelier from Osijek and a well-known figure in local wine circles is the workshop leader for this edition.
On the first day of the fair, Friday, January 12, 2024, the program begins at 1:15 p.m. with a masterclass on French cheese culture. Vladimir Vladić, Professeur de service et Accueil, will guide the attendees through the workshop and cheese tasting. The first vertical tasting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wines from around Banja Luka will be presented, more precisely from the Jungić winery whose owner Željko Jungić will present his cabernet sauvignon.
At 4:15 p.m. a meeting with Antunović Winery from Dalj and their Graševina is scheduled. Jasna Antunović and Branimir Turk will present their multiple award-winning wines to the attendees, including Premium Graševina from 2013, which was decorated with platinum at the Decanter. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a workshop in which one of the youngest Baranja wineries, Zlatno Brdo will be presented. Sommelier Tomo Jakopović will give a cross-section of the Baranja terroir through their wines. The final workshop of the first day begins at 6:45 p.m. The famous Krk winemaker Toni Katunar will present lesser-known wines from Kvarner.
The Saturday program also starts at 1:15 p.m. The first on the schedule is the olive oil masterclass. Damir Buntić, an international judge at oil evaluations and an eco-producer, will present all about these top products to the attendees. At 3 p.m., it’s time for another vertical tasting. This time, Mato Violić – Matuško will present a vertical of their Plavac from the Dingač location from five harvests from 2011 to 2018.
At 4.15 p.m., another vertical tasting follows. This time, participants will get to know the flagship of the Kutjevo winery, the wines from the Koria location. Matko Kovačić will present two verticals to the attendees: white (macerated Graševina) and red (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir). Zoltán Győrffy takes over at 5:30 p.m. During the workshop, he will explain with examples why Cabernet Franc from Villány has become so recognizable. At the end of the program, there is an introduction to another variety increasingly found in glasses – Pušipela. Why this variety is so potent and recognizable in Međimurje will be revealed by the president of the winemakers’ association there, Robert Horvat.
“This year too, we tried to prepare a diverse program for those who want to learn and taste something new. I believe that by choosing workshops on olive oils and French cheeses, we have brought additional variety to the selection. I am also happy that this year there are people who want to follow the full program of the workshops, some even on both days. This is the best sign that we have once again put together a respectable and attractive offer”, said workshop manager Damir Zrno in the announcement.
On the redesigned website of WineOS (www.wineos.biz), interested parties can find all the necessary information about the fair’s program. Another new feature of the website is the online workshop booking (https://wineos.biz/radionice/). Anyone who wants to participate in one of the mentioned programs can now find out more information about each individual workshop and reserve a spot. Workshop prices are €25 and €30 (depending on the workshop), while daily tickets for five workshops on Friday or Saturday can be reserved for €100.
Pre-sale of tickets for the fair started last week. The impatient, as well as those who would love to surprise someone during the upcoming holidays, can buy them at the Vinita wine shop at Strossmayerova 21. As always, tickets will be sold at the entrance to the Business Centre during the fair. The daily ticket will cost €30, and renting a glass will be €5.